Canada Revealed, Alaska Inside Passage Cruise and East Coast Discovery

36 Days
Vancouver to New York City
From (AUD)
$ 17,160
Dates & Pricing

2020 Vancouver > New York City

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EPWU
Duration:
36 days
Departure City:
Vancouver
Return City:
New York City

36 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
    Two Night Stay: OPUS Hotel

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Stanley Park with its intricately carved totem poles, the waterfront area and Gastown. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where you can make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense) and enjoy incredible views of the surroundings. Enter the Fraser Valley then follow the Thompson River towards Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer – Jasper

    Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer into the soaring, rugged snow-capped mountains. Marvel at the beauty of the glaciers, lakes and forest sitting at the foot of these grand mountains and see Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.
    Two Night Stay: Chateau Jasper or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Jasper

    Jasper is a relaxed town surrounded by wilderness and wildlife. Today, you have the opportunity to explore. You’re Invited: Guided walk of the Rockies deepest canyon; Maligne Canyon, then dine at an original Canadian smokehouse located at the canyon trailhead. This is an authentic experience which goes beyond the table and the stories of Maligne come alive with a special horns and antlers presentation.

    Discover More: Discover Jasper tour, take a relaxing float trip, a motorcycle sidecar tour or a canoe adventure (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise

    Travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. Finish the day at the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, the beautiful Lake Louise where we will stay in one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties. Soak up the views, relax and explore this iconic lake. Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Lake Louise – Banff

    Make our way to Yoho National Park that houses the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River, and the glacier fed Emerald Lake so called due to the vibrant colour of its water. Head into Banff National Park, and on arrival into Banff enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos, and Bow Falls. You’re Invited: Ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Meet a retired Canadian Mountie who will recount exciting and colourful stories of their rich history and traditions. Enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty meal.
    Two Night Stay: Ptarmigan Inn or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Banff at Leisure

    Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights.

    Discover More: A unique opportunity to get up close to wolfdogs, take an incredible helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Banff – South Thompson River

    Depart Banff National Park and pass from Alberta to British Columbia through three spectacular national parks of Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. Travel past primeval forests, ice age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks as you depart the Rockies. Late this afternoon, we arrive at our unique ranch style inn located on the shores of the South Thompson River.
    Overnight Stay: South Thompson Inn

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - South Thompson River – Whistler

    The road meanders through scenic landscapes beside the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. Pass through the sleepy town of Lillooet to the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. You’re Invited: Head to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an authentic insight into First Nations culture. Be welcomed by song, then take a stroll through the forest to learn about medicinal plants. Finish with an indigenous tea offering sampling traditional tea and bannock.
    Two Night Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Whistler at Leisure

    Today is at leisure for you to explore the village of Whistler.

    Discover More: Special opportunity to undertake a bear viewing tour, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Optional flight - Although the journey from Whistler to Victoria is breathtaking, there is the opportunity
    to view this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Coastal Mountains and Georgia Strait to the town of Victoria (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).

    Travel along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline stopping at the awesome Shannon Falls. Board the BC ferry and cruise through the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island before arriving into Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.
    Two Night Stay: Chateau Victoria

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    This morning is free to explore Victoria. In the afternoon, take an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas, then visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. You’re Invited: Tonight’s dinner will be in the Butchart family’s former residence or greenhouse. Savour an exquisite meal while enjoying views of the surrounding gardens.

    Discover More: Horse and carriage tour, or go whale watching (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Seattle – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer on the Victoria Clipper to Seattle. Board your cruise ship and check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Eurodam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Alaskan waterways.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Scenic Cruising

    Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Stephens Passage – Juneau

    Sail picturesque Stephens Passage known for it’s wildlife and dramatic beauty before arriving into Juneau. Founded due to the discovery of gold Juneau became the capital of Alaska. Today, not only is it famous for gold and government but also for breathtaking glaciers and stunning views. It is arguably one of USA’s most beautiful capitals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Hubbard Glacier

    Enter the narrow inlet of Deception Bay and sail up to the impressive Hubbard Glacier. Known for its sheer size and high levels of activity, it's not uncommon to see a large piece of ice calve from the face of this gnarled glacier and land with a thunderous boom in the bay. Wildlife is prolific in this area and chunks of ice that break off become floating islands for seals who like the icebergs because orca sonar doesn’t work well among them.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Sitka

    Sitka is easily one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Alaska, and has a unique blend of Russian history and Tlingit culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Ketchikan

    Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska’s claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan and soon became the staple. Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world’s oldest collection of totem poles. Its abundance of salmon also has it known as the salmon capital of the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Scenic Cruising – Victoria

    Today is a day of relaxation as you cruise south to the stunning capital of British Columbia, Victoria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Seattle – Boston

    Disembark and transfer to Seattle International Airport for your flight to Boston (flight not included in land only bookings. Book flight after 12.30pm).
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Boston

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  22. Day 22 - Boston Sightseeing

    The morning is free for you to explore Boston. In the afternoon, we are joined by a local guide for a walk along the Freedom Trail. Follow this journey through history which tells stories of the American Revolution which began in Boston. Visit the interesting sights of Boston Common, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

    Discover More: A fun way to uncover more of Boston is by taking a unique Boston Duck Tour, or see all that the city has to o?er on an informative Old Town Trolley tour (extra expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - New England – Montreal

    Travel through the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, passing through Franconia Notch and the picturesque White Mountains, which come alive during the autumn foliage. Pass into Canada and the French-Canadian province of Quebec. We continue our journey to the quintessentially French city of Montreal. Montreal is a slice of old Europe mixed with contemporary design, where rich history and culture meet chic modernism. A simple stroll can lead you past 18th Century facades of old Montreal in one step and glittering skyscrapers and modern sculpture in the next.
    Two Night Stay: Novotel Montreal

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Montreal Sightseeing

    Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, viewing the Olympic Complex, Notre Dame Cathedral, an intricate and historical basilica built in gothic style, then soak up the fantastic views of the city skyline from the parklands of Mt. Royal. This afternoon is at leisure to explore this historic and vibrant city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Montreal – Quebec City

    Continue along the picturesque St. Lawrence River and follow the scenic “Chemin du Roy” (King’s Road), the oldest roadway in Canada before arriving at a traditional Quebecois Sugar Shack. You’re Invited: Enjoy French Canadian country charm and hospitality and learn how to make maple candy, then partake in a delicious French Canadian lunch that showcases the local country cuisine. Visit Deschambault, a quaint village along the St. Lawrence River, then follow the historic “New France Route” to Quebec City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site spectacularly perched atop Cap Diamant. French is the primary language in this unique city, founded in 1608 as a trading post. Arrive into Quebec City in the afternoon and meet our local guide for a tour of The Plains of Abraham, the Citadel and Parliament buildings. You will then embark on a walking tour within the walls of the Vieux Carré (Old City) and visit Lower Town. This is truly a remarkable city, every building in Old Quebec tells a story and every square exudes the spirit of New France with a history dating back many hundreds of years.
    Two Night Stay: Hotel Clarendon or similar

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Quebec City

    Spend the day exploring the quaint streets, ancient buildings and getting to know the local food and people. Discover More: Savour the local cuisine while uncovering local gems on a gastronomic walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - Quebec City – Ottawa

    Leaving old-world Quebec behind, we drive through rolling countryside following the St. Lawrence River to Canada’s national capital, Ottawa. Visit the Canadian Museum of History, Canada’s largest cultural institution. You’re Invited: Outside the museum is a First Nations camp. Here you will partake in an informative tour of the Native village, then witness a vibrant performance of traditional styles of Pow Wow dancing. Finish the evening dining in the museum.
    Overnight Stay: The Westin Ottawa

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Ottawa Sightseeing – Toronto

    This morning, our local guide joins us for a tour of Ottawa, famous for its stately boulevards, imposing buildings and tulip filled gardens during spring. See the green-peaked roofs of the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the National Gallery. We view the residences of the Prime Minister and the Governor General, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Rideau Canal. Travel through the beautiful Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River and along the shores of Lake Ontario to Toronto.
    Two Night Stay: Westin Harbour Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  29. Day 29 - Toronto

    Start the day with a journey to the top of CN Tower, the tallest free-standing tower in the Americas, for some spectacular views over Toronto. Travel up University Avenue to take in the sights of Ontario’s Parliament Buildings, Queen’s Park and museum row. Visit Canada’s majestic castle, Casa Loma and step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendour. Enjoy a tour of the castle and free time to explore the magnificent gardens. You’re Invited: This evening, set sail on Lake Ontario and Toronto Harbour and soak up the magnificent Toronto skyline on a fun and entertaining dinner cruise.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Toronto – Niagara Falls

    Visit the historic and beautifully preserved village of Niagara-on-the-Lake before continuing our journey to one of the most spectacular natural sights of North America, Niagara Falls. A highlight today is a thrilling cruise which takes you through churning waters past the American and Bridal Veil Falls and into the inside curve of Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to one of the most incredible waterfalls in the world and feel the mist washing over you on this magnificent cruise. Afterwards, enjoy some free time or take an optional helicopter ride over the falls.
    Overnight Stay: DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa

    Discover More: Experience a spectacular helicopter flight over the falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Niagara Falls – Lancaster

    This morning, we cross the border into the United States and journey through the countryside of Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Mountains. Make our way to the quaint and attractive Lancaster County, home to the religious Amish and Mennonite communities who are known for their simple and traditional lives largely void of modern conveniences. This evening, savour an authentic, homemade Amish feast prepared in the traditional ways.
    Overnight Stay: The Inn at Leola Village

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Lancaster – Washington D.C.

    You’re Invited: Experience the way of the Amish on a tour through a local village. We are joined by a local guide for a tour around the Amish countryside to learn about the culture, faith and traditional way of life. Continue to the world’s most powerful capital, Washington D.C. home to some of the nation’s finest national treasures.
    Two Night Stay: The Churchill Hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Washington D.C. Sightseeing

    Enjoy a city tour viewing such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the John F. Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums or historic & cultural sights.

    Discover More: Evening discovery of some of America’s most famous sights and monuments (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  34. Day 34 - Washington D.C. – New York

    Leaving the city, we travel north to Philadelphia, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and the birthplace of a nation. You will have free time to explore the Independence Mall area on your own and see the award-winning National Constitution Centre or the Liberty Bell. Continue our journey to the exciting and vibrant New York City. A visit to the bustling and iconic “Big Apple” is a must on any trip to the USA and this thriving city will no doubt live up to its reputation. Wonder at the concrete metropolis of sky scrapers, shops, bars, restaurants, boutiques, iconic and historic sights mixed with the style and culture of the people as you soak up the New York atmosphere.
    Two Night Stay: New York Marriott East Side or similar

    Discover More: Board the elegantly appointed Bateaux New York and cruise down the Hudson River while enjoying dinner (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  35. Day 35 - New York Sightseeing

    Discover New York City at your own pace with an included Hop-On Hop-Off Double Decker Bus Tour. Your ticket will allow you to explore over 50 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, from The United Nations to Times Square, from Harlem to Battery Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  36. Day 36 - Depart New York

    Transfer to New York International Airport to board your homeward Flight, or consider taking in more of New York with some post tour accommodation (enquire for details). We hope you have enjoyed your tour and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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